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Kocher + Beck Is Excited to Present an Array of Innovative Products at Label Expo 2019, Including the Freshly Re-Engineered GapMaster

Monday, July 08, 2019

Press release from the issuing company


The GapMaster allows for both front and back cutting, and can be used in a variety of printing and converting presses. Due to its robust design, coupled with oil/air lubrication, the GapMaster comes equipped for high-speed applications as well as large material thicknesses. It also offers the advantage that the original press support shaft remains in the die-cutting unit; and the cylinder bearers do not run directly against the cutting area of the anvil cylinder. In addition, the GapMaster can be designed for use in machines without a support shaft, as well as a magnetic cylinder version for semi-rotary machines. In contrast to competitors' systems, the cylinder bearers remain fixed in position when adjusting the gap size, which means that there is no need to readjust the cutting pressure each time.

UR Precision
The UR Precision nonstop winding technology guarantees an interruption-free supply of material in your printing and finishing process. This highly innovative technology with intelligent data networking functions is available immediately. You can see it in action at Label Expo in Brussels as we will be demonstrating a fully equipped nonstop offline cutting system in operation at the Kocher + Beck stand.

Our TecScreen division will be showing its new screen printing mesh, as well as presenting a compact cleaning unit for the first time. The TecScreen Processing Unit allows standardization and optimization of the washout and drying process. There will be live demonstrations at our stand as well as private demonstrations upon request.

Flexible Dies
Our new generation of Kocher + Beck GLUEX Coating will also be on display. The newly developed surface structure gives a significantly improved non-stick result, ensuring noticeably less adhesive residue on the cutting edges resulting in considerably longer cleaning intervals, thus minimizing machine downtime and ultimately resulting in cost savings for the user.

The KMS-4 Pressure Gauge System has a distinct advantage over competitor systems, as well as our own KMS–2/3. The stability of the system when under changes of load, has been improved by over 100%.

The reasons for this:

  • The housing is manufactured from a single piece.
  • The material used (Niro) is considerably stronger than aluminum.
  • Unlike competitor models, there are no support rings or guide rings fitted on the seals, removing the chance of any trapped air within the system.
  • Due to the dimensional size of the internal pistons, the KMS-4 system is able to cope with large increases in pressure (1000 bar/14,503 psi).
  • Throttle that was necessary for such areas as booklet production and cardboard packaging is no longer necessary.
  • The high degree of rigidity within the KMS-4 system, allows for high production speeds.

Further highlights
Another innovation is the Quick Change® Die-cutting Station. Magnetic cylinders are pre-mounted during the current job and can be exchanged in seconds.

Other Products on Display: Magnetic Cylinders, Cutting Cylinders, Print Cylinders, Hot Stamping Cylinders, Envelope Dies, KMS-2 and KMS-3 Pressure Gauge System.

Innovation Starts Here: Hall 11, Stand C30



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